Best Advice to Hypnotherapists from Hypnotherapists

Best Advice to Hypnotherapists from Hypnotherapists

As a newly trained hypnotherapist, it can feel uncomfortable or even scary to step into your new role as hypnotherapist.

Explaining how the process works, defining what hypnosis is and is not, and building rapport can be enough to deal with before the hypnotherapy session even begins.

Don’t worry, with enough practice and continued training you will become pro in no time!

I remember doing my first hypnotherapy session after my training. I was both nervous and excited. Was it going to work? Can I do this on my own? What happens if I don’t know what to do at some point during the session?

So much mind chatter can enter your thought stream as a newly trained hypnotherapist. So how do we stay grounded and confident as newly trained hypnotherapists?

Advice to Hypnotherapists from Hypnotherapists

Here’s the best advice to newly trained hypnotherapists.

1. Allow the client to lead and go where they need to go for healing and release. Don’t try to force it.

2. Relax and breathe.

3. Learn to identify and treat the subtleties of shock (including Self).

4. Follow the script, remember the client is going to get exactly what they need, treat your shock, and breathe.

5. The client doesn’t know if you’re doing it “perfect”. Just be you. They will know if you are real.

6. Keep doing your own work to stay grounded during sessions.

7. It’s okay if the session doesn’t go “as planned.” Take your time, breathe, and follow your own intuition and inner wisdom. All works out the way it should. The soul really does know where to go.

So what’s next after you complete your 5-Day Hypnotherapy Training at Boulder Hypnotherapy Institute?

Join our Past Life Regression Training and discover your own past lives and get certified while you do.

Further your study and explore advanced hypnotherapy techniques when you join our Advanced Hypnotherapy Training and Certification.

Define your hypnotherapy niche with our Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Training and Certification and become a Weight Loss Expert.

For those of you who are ready to build your private practice, join our Business of Hypnotherapy Intensive.

Digitally transform your hypnotherapy practice and learn how to facilitate Hypnosis for Groups (both online and in-person).

There are so many ways to learn, grow, and evolve at Boulder Hypnotherapy Institute!

 

3 Steps to Get More Hypnotherapy Clients

3 Steps to Get More Hypnotherapy Clients

Most people don’t get certified in hypnotherapy just to add another credential to their office wall. People get certified in hypnotherapy with a bigger end game in mind.

When you invest in learning a new healing modality it is most likely because you want to bring this skill to the marketplace and start or expand your current private practice.

We’ve all taken transformational hypnotherapy trainings that have shown us first-hand the power of healing. But that is only half the skill set you need to be a successful hypnotherapist. What most hypnotherapy trainings don’t teach you is how to start your hypnotherapy business.

I’ve trained 100’s and 100’s of therapists in clinical hypnotherapy and the number one issue most face is not being able to start or build a successful hypnotherapy practice.

Imagine that your private pay hypnotherapy practice is booked 4, 8, 12 weeks out. How does that feel?

If you are struggling to fill your hypnotherapy practice with new private pay clients, keep reading…

3 Steps to Get More Hypnotherapy Clients

No one wants to feel desperate for clients as they build their hypnotherapy practice. Here are three easy steps that you can implement today to get more clients.

Step 1: Be Helpful

As business owners, we all need to get comfortable with the idea of marketing. If you believe in the service you offer (hypnotherapy) then you should have no trouble signing on new clients and referrals.

When you do reach out to potential new clients through social media posts, blogs, and newsletters it’s important to be helpful.

Think about the issue your new potential client is struggling with and offer a helpful tip, technique, practice, words of encouragement, etc…

A helpful example of this would be to create a social media post on anxiety relief and share a simple breathing practice to reduce stress.

Step 2: Stand Out

Do you serve a specific demographic in your hypnotherapy practice?

Are you an expert or specialist in a certain area of hypnotherapy practice – perhaps anxiety, or Past Life Regression?

If you want to stand out and gain authentic expert status it’s important that you narrow your hypnotherapy practice down to a few specializations.

We know that hypnotherapy can be used to treat almost anything, but that doesn’t mean we should. When you focus on your business niche and become a known specialist, your private pay hypnotherapy practice will be filled for months and months to come.

Step 3: Show Up

Yes, it is important that we show up to ourselves, our business, and our clients each day, and equally important is that we show up on internet searches by new potential clients who are in need of hypnotherapy and your services.

Your new potential client is most likely going to find you by doing a search online. So it is important that you have a website that includes a clear description of hypnotherapy and how it works to help relieve symptoms.

It is also important you show up on the first page of Google when you’re new potential client searches for hypnotherapy.

This all comes down to keywords. Keywords are the terms that people search on google when they are looking for something.

Think of the last time you wanted to go to a restaurant. What did you put in the search bar when you googled? My guess is “restaurants near me” or “best restaurants in (whatever town you live in).”

It’s the same with your clients. Think of your ideal client and now imagine what they would type in the google search bar if they wanted to do hypnotherapy. That is a keyword. You can now add this keyword to your website so clients can find you faster online.

If you’re ready to get 5-10 new private pay hypnotherapy clients each month, join my Business of Hypnotherapy Intensive.

During this two-day training, you will discover the number one technique to consistently increase your online presence to get more clients.

You will gain the confidence needed to take your first step toward gaining authentic expert status.

And you’ll finally learn how to make it easy for your ideal client to find you online to experience true business success.

 

Hypnotherapy and Chakra Healing

Hypnotherapy and Chakra Healing

Hypnotherapy is an alternative or complementary therapy that is most commonly used to treat addictions, weight loss, fears & phobias, sleep issues, trauma & PTSD, anxiety, depression, and pain management.

But did you know that you can also use hypnotherapy for chakra healing?

Hypnotherapy for chakra healing is a very effective healing modality that addresses mind, body, and spirit.

Chances are if you’ve ever attended a yoga class, had a reiki session, or participated in a group meditation, the facilitator talked about the chakras.

Knowing what your 7 chakras are, where to find them, and how to unblock them may be the missing key to a happier life.

The Chakras

The word “Chakra” from Sanskrit translates to “wheel” or “disk,” but references a spiritual energy center within the human body.

Within your energy field or aura, are 7 major energy centers or chakras in the body that run up the length of your spine from the base of your body to the top of your head.

Our Chakras are grouped into three distinct categories. Firstly, the Chakras of Matter are the ones most connected to our physical bodies: the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus.

Then there are the Chakras of Spirit, which bridge the gap between us and our spiritual source: the Throat, Third Eye, and Crown.

Then there’s the tie between Matter and Spirit, the Connecting Chakra – which bonds our physical and spirit together: the Heart.

As we go through the business of life and schedules and try to get it all done, the flow of energy up and down our chakras gets blocked or becomes out of balance and we can feel run down, tired, stressed, irritable, going through life on autopilot, depressed as well as affect our immune system. This can show up as always being sick, getting cold after cold.

Chakra Healing is recognizing and identifying undesirable feelings within and focusing on the relevant Chakra to transform negative energy to positive and move on, like the infinite flow that we truly are.

Hypnotherapy and Chakra Healing

Hypnotherapy can be used to facilitate chakra healing with clients who are experiencing blocks, energetic cords, attachments, old agreements, contracts, or decisions made that are ready to be released, plus so much more.

Hypnotherapy can even be used to activate certain groups of chakras simultaneously to activate our transpersonal gifts such as psychic abilities, past life regression, releasing karmic debt, increasing energetic protection and disengaging negative energy, and accessing one’s life purpose.

If you’re ready to go deeper with your hypnotherapy training, join our  Advanced Spiritual Regression Training Certification.

During this year-long training via Zoom, you will discover the power of hypnotherapy for Chakra Healing, Soul Retrieval, Past Life Regression, Life Between Lives Therapy, Shadow Work, and Spiritual Releasement Therapy.

Not only that, each weekend module comes with a successfully proven script to use with clients. This enables you to add new services and more revenue to your hypnotherapy practice at the end of each weekend module so that your return on investment is immediate.

Ascend to the next level of your personal growth, expand your consciousness for a bigger perspective, and make a greater impact in the world with Advanced Spiritual Regression Training Certification.

And don’t miss our other trainings…

Join our 3-day Past Life Regression Training Certification. Discover your own past lives and get certified while you do!

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[audio] Launch Your New Career as a Certified Hypnotherapist

[audio] Launch Your New Career as a Certified Hypnotherapist

Launch Your New Career as a Certified Hypnotherapist

Listen below to Launch Your New Career as a Certified Hypnotherapist and learn all about my personal story, my new Meta Hypnotherapy method, how you can become an effective hypnotherapist who gets the best results and discover how to take your first step toward getting paid as a Certified Hypnotherapist and create your dream job as a healing pro!

Launch Your New Career as a Certified Hypnotherapist

by Kelly Bearer | Boulder Hypnotherapy Institute

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Do you find yourself eating when you are stressed?

Do you ever get bored and decide it’s time to eat?

Does your nighttime snacking have a mind of its own?

This could be a case of emotional eating.

What is emotional eating?

It is eating to feed your emotions vs. your body. It is sometimes known as stress eating because many emotional eaters eat in response to stress (though stress is not the only trigger – happiness, sadness, among other emotions can be triggers too).

Emotional eating is the result of an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead of seeing food as what it is, something you consume for survival (like air and water), you misconstrue it into something else. You become attached to it, give it emotions, personify it, and make it out to be something it isn’t. Sometimes food is love. Sometimes food is a pain killer. Sometimes food is entertainment.

Binge eating is an aggravated form of emotional eating. It happens when (1) the original emotional eating issue is not addressed (2) the triggers for emotional eating are aggravated, leading to an increased need to eat to feed the emotion(s).

Given time, an emotional eater switches from merely eating in response to emotions, to massively overeating in response to emotions, since they are unable to get relief from their original consumption. While not always the case, compulsive overeating often comes with poor body image and low self-esteem.

Emotional eating is more prevalent than you might think. Believe it or not, nearly 2.5 million adults in the United States today suffer from compulsive overeating, with probably many more unreported cases. Because of how our society has wrapped itself around food, almost all of us have a skewed relationship with food, whether we acknowledge it or not.

12 Signs of Emotional Eating

There are many kinds of emotional eaters – some eat in response to a negative emotion, while some eat in response to a positive emotion. Below are 12 signs of emotional eating:

  1. You eat when you are stressed. When you have things to do (work/studies/exams), you reach out for food subconsciously. Especially when you’re up late at night and by yourself, though it can happen in the day and in front of others too.
  1. You eat as a response to your emotions. You eat when you feel sad / annoyed / disappointed / angry / lonely/ empty / anxious/ tired / bored. It’s a reaction so subconsciously embedded that you don’t even think about it. You just automatically reach out for food whenever you experience those emotions.
  1. You seek solace in food. When you feel down, you seek out “comfort food”. You bury yourself in food like ice cream, cake, chocolate, and cookies, even though they are absolute junk and have zero nutritional value. For some reason, you can’t quite explain, they provide you with comfort.
  1. You have trouble losing weight (due to the way you eat). Even though you want to lose weight and you know the technicalities behind losing weight such as the foods and quantities you should eat, you have trouble sticking to your diet. You can’t seem to stop yourself from eating as and when you want to.
  1. Your eating is out of control (You can’t stop eating). You eat even when you are not hungry, and you continue to eat even when you should have stopped long ago. Your desire to eat seems to have taken a life of its own. At times you would even go out of the way just to get food or to satisfy a particular craving, even though you may not be hungry at all.
  1. You eat to feel happy. You are emotionally dependent on food, relying on it for happiness. You derive positive emotions from eating, even though it’s nothing more than a neutral activity to help you live, just like breathing, drinking water, and passing waste. Note this is entirely different from appreciating food as you eat it, which I’m all for. This is about eating specifically to derive the feeling of happiness, which creates a lopsided relationship.
  1. You eat when you feel happy. You see eating is a necessary companion to happy emotions, just like how people eat to celebrate good news.
  1. You are fascinated with eating/food. You love food. You love to eat. When you’re not eating, you can’t help but think about food. You long and crave for it. When you’re eating, it’s like you’re in a wonderland. Eating and food draw an intense level of interest from you. Interestingly, none of your fascinations is reciprocated by food or eating.
  1. You use emotionally-charged words to describe food/eating, like “sinful”, “decadent”, “guilt-ridden”, “love”, “lust”, “indulgent”, “enticing”, “craving”, “tempting”, etc, even though food is a non-living thing, incapable of feelings nor returning your love/hate.
  1. You eat even though you are rightfully full. No matter how much you eat, no matter how full you feel, you never feel quite satisfied. Whatever satisfaction you get from eating is momentary, and you return to eating after a while to recapture that emotion.
  1. You think of eating even though you are rightfully full. Even after you’ve had your fill, you continue to think of food. You think about what to eat for the next meal right after you’ve finished eating. You obsess about X, Y, Z food, and when you can eat it. You can’t wait till it’s time to eat again. You think about how satisfied you’ll be when you finally get to eat. You count down to the next mealtime.
  1. You have random food cravings out of the blue. Sometimes, you get urges to eat a certain food, which you can’t explain yourself. And it’s not even that you’re hungry. It’s just a craving which you must satisfy, else you’ll feel unhappy for the day.

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Weight loss is the most sought out and the most lucrative area for newly trained or seasoned hypnotherapists.

People spend billions of dollars each year to lose weight and take drastic measures, from toxic medications to radical surgeries, trying to achieve their weight loss goals.

Just one successful weight loss client can result in a big increase of referrals to your private practice.

If you’re interested in becoming a specialist in hypnotherapy for weight loss, you are invited to my 3-Day Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Certification Training!

Become a Weight Loss Expert!

Engage in 24 hours of expertly guided, live online training during our Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Certification Training.

During this three-day training, you will explore the theory of Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss as well as engage in the practice and application of this technique.

Hypnotherapy for Addictions

Hypnotherapy for Addictions

Over 20 million Americans struggle with addiction, but many don’t get the treatment they need. The addiction crisis is deadlier than ever before.

Overdoses are the #1 cause of accidental death in our country. According to the CDC, there were over 100,000 fatal overdoses in the U.S. during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, from April 2020 to April 2021. That’s the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a single year. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl account for more than half of overdose deaths but there was also a 46% increase in overdose deaths from other stimulants, like methamphetamines, and a 38% increase in deaths from cocaine overdoses.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, this tragedy has gotten worse. In some communities, overdose-related emergency calls are up as much as 40% and 42 states reported increases in overdose deaths during the pandemic.
And it’s not just overdoses taking lives: In 2018, more than 175,000 deaths in the U.S. were related to alcohol and other drugs. That makes substance use the third largest cause of death in the nation.

Hypnotherapy is a very effective treatment method for addictions of all kinds.

Hypnotherapy for Addiction

Addiction is a disease with a range of harmful conditions and behaviors. Recognizing these signs can help a person with addiction receive the treatment they need.

Doctors currently diagnose addictions under a category known as “substance-related and addictive disorders.”

The main symptom of an addiction is a problematic pattern of use, which leads to clinically significant impairment or distress.

The specific symptoms vary according to the addictive disorder.

A person with a substance use disorder finds it difficult to control their use of a specific substance. They continue using a substance or engaging in addictive behavior, even though they might be aware of the harm it can cause or when clear evidence of harm is apparent.

Powerful cravings also characterize addiction. The individual may not be able to stop partaking of the addictive substance or behavior despite expressing a desire to quit.

The signs and symptoms of substance use disorder can vary with the individual, the substance or behavior they are overusing, their family history, and their personal circumstances.

The symptoms of addiction often lead to a ‘domino effect’ of adverse circumstances.

Substance use disorders have a range of psychological, physical, and social effects that can drastically reduce people’s quality of living.

Psychological Symptoms

Symptoms of addiction that cause mental disorders to include the following:

  • An inability to stop using: In many cases, such as a dependence on nicotine, alcohol, or other substances, a person will have made at least one serious but unsuccessful attempt to give up. This might also be physiological, as some substances, such as heroin, are chemically addictive and cause withdrawal symptoms if a person stops taking them.
  • Use and abuse of substances continue despite health problems: The individual continues regularly taking the substance, even though they have developed related illnesses. For example, a smoker may continue smoking after the development of a lung or heart disease. They may or may not be aware of the health impact of the substance or behavior.
  • Dealing with problems: A person with addiction commonly feels the need to take the drug or carry out the behavior to deal with their problems.
  • Obsession: A person may become obsessed with a substance, spending more and more time and energy finding ways of getting their substance, and in some cases how they can use it.
  • Taking risks: An individual with an addiction may take risks to obtain the substance or engage in the behavior, such as trading sex or stealing for illicit drugs, drug money, or the drugs themselves. While under the influence of some substances, a person with substance use disorder may engage in risky activities, such as fast and dangerous driving or violence.
  • Taking an initial large dose: This is common with alcohol use disorder. The individual may rapidly consume large quantities of alcohol in order to feel the effects and feel good.

Social symptoms

Using substances can lead to solitude and secrecy. Substance use disorder can impact the way an individual socializes with and relates to other people:

  • Sacrifices: A person with substance dependence might give up some activities that previously brought them joy. For example, a person with alcohol use disorder may turn down an invitation to go camping or spend a day on a boat if no alcohol is available. A person with nicotine dependence may decide not to meet up with friends if they plan to go to a smoke-free pub or restaurant.
  • Dropping hobbies and activities: As addiction progresses, the individual may stop partaking in pastimes they enjoy. People who are dependent on tobacco, for example, might find they can no longer physically cope with taking part in their favorite sport.
  • Maintaining a good supply: People with substance use disorders will always make sure they have a good supply, even if they do not have much money. They may make sacrifices in their home budget to ensure the availability of the substance.
  • Secrecy and solitude: In many cases, a person with a substance use disorder may use the substance alone or in secret.
  • Denial: A significant number of people with substance use disorder are not aware that they have a problem. They might be aware of physical dependence on a substance but deny or refuse to accept the need to seek treatment, believing that they can quit “anytime” they want to.
  • Excess consumption or abuse of substances: Some types of substance use disorders, such as alcohol or opiate use disorders, can lead an individual to consume unsafe amounts of a substance. The physical effects of abusing a substance can be severe and include overdosing. However, for a person with substance use disorder, these effects will not be enough to prevent future overuse.
  • Having stashes: A person with an addiction may have small stocks of a substance hidden away in different parts of the house or car, often in unlikely places, to avoid detection.
  • Legal issues: This is more a characteristic of some alcohol and illicit drug dependences. Legal problems may occur either because the substance impairs judgment or causes the individual to take more risks to the extent of causing public disorder or violence, or breaking the law to get the substance in the first place.
  • Financial difficulties: An expensive substance can lead to sizeable and regular financial sacrifices to secure a regular supply.

Physical Symptoms

The delivery method of a substance can cause damage. Smoking a substance, for example, can damage the lungs. Repeatedly using a substance can impact a range of bodily functions and systems.

  • Withdrawal symptoms: When levels of the substance to which a person has dependence drop below a certain level, they might experience physical symptoms, depending on the substance. These include cravings, constipation, diarrhea, trembling, seizures, sweats, and uncharacteristic behavior, including violence.
  • Appetite changes: Some substances alter a person’s appetite. Marijuana consumption, for example, might greatly increase their appetite while cocaine may reduce it.
  • Damage or disease from using a substance: Smoking substances, for example, tobacco and crack, can lead to incurable respiratory diseases and lung cancers. Injecting illicit drugs can lead to limb damage and problems with veins and arteries, in some cases leading to the development of infection and possible loss of a limb. Regularly consuming excessive amounts of alcohol can lead to chronic liver problems.
  • Sleeplessness: Insomnia is a common symptom of withdrawal. Using illicit stimulants, such as speed or ecstasy, might also encourage a disrupted sleep cycle, as a person might stay up late for several nights in a row to go to parties and use the substance.
  • A change in appearance: A person may begin to appear more disheveled, tired, and haggard, as using the substance or carrying out the addictive behavior replaces key parts of the day, including washing clothes and attending to personal hygiene.
  • Increasing tolerance: The body experiences reduced effects of the substance over time, so a person feels the need to take more to achieve the same effect.

A person might experience a few of these symptoms or many of them. Substance use disorder can have a drastically different impact on every individual.

Treatment of Addictions with Hypnotherapy

It’s important to use the NLP technique of “Collapsing Anchors” when working with substance and food addictions such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, and binge eating as this will help to curb the craving for the desired substance

Using the NLP technique of “Reframing an Unwanted Behavior” can be used with behavioral addictions such as gambling, work, shopping, raging, exercise, etc…

  1. Stopping the behavior: using the NLP technique of collapsing anchors or reframing an unwanted behavior.
  2. Age regression to uncover any abuse, codependency, boundary violations, and repressed emotions to express.
  3. Inner child work using the Wise Adult for reparenting, creating healthy boundaries, and educating the child about healthy family rules.
  4. Soul retrieval: Discover what has been lost? Loss of independence, loss of security and trust, loss of innocence, loss of freedom. loss of _____ etc…

Get Certified in Hypnotherapy and Start Your New Career as a Healing Professional!

Meta Hypnotherapy is a one-of-a-kind hypnotherapy training program that will teach you how to heal mind, body, spirit, and shadow with just five days of training – no experience necessary!

Join our 5-Day Hypnotherapy Training and Certification program and get certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Already a hypnotherapist? Join our 3-Day Past Life Regression Training and Certification program and get certified as a Past Life Regression Specialist.

Ready for the deep end?

Join our Level Two Advanced Spiritual Regression Training and Certification program and get certified as an Advanced Spiritual Regression Specialist.

This opportunity is especially for you if you’re:

1. Passionate about making a positive impact: and you’re ready to play a far more meaningful role in supporting, uplifting, and transforming your friends, family, community, and even all of humanity.

2. Looking to level up your career and performance: because you know that in a changing world, the answer to future-proof success, wealth, and expansion is in mastering new skills and stepping out of your comfort zone.

3. Searching for the keys to freedom: the freedom to do what you love instead of settling for a paycheck, to live with total clarity of purpose, and to design your life on nobody’s terms but your own.

4. A new or experienced hypnotherapist who feels something’s missing: like maybe you’re not earning or attracting clients at the level you want to, you’re not satisfied with the tools you’ve been given, or you’re struggling with the business side of hypnotherapy.

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